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SUVs Pay More to Park in Montreal

The CBC News reports on a plan to charge more for sports utility vehicles (SUVs) to park in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough of Montreal, following a model provided by other boroughs in the city.
November 13, 2019, 2pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Montreal, Quebec
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"Luc Rabouin, the new Projet Montréal mayor of the borough, announced his intention to raise the permit prices for vehicles that produce more emissions at a council meeting earlier this month," according to an article by the CBC News. A vote on the proposal is expected in December.

Rabouin pitches the new parking fee as both a financial benefit to the borough, as well as an environmental benefit to the world.

As noted in the article, there is a precedent in Quebec for charging larger, more polluting vehicles more to operate. The borough of Côte-Des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-De-Grâce "enacted a new pricing system for permits based on the size of the vehicle's engine in June. Owners of vehicles with larger engines are charged more, while those with electric vehicle receive a rebate." In addition, "hybrid and electric vehicle owners also pay less than gasoline cars" in Rosemont—La-Petite-Patrie.

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Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in CBC News
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